The Smith-Cotton Tigers went 2-2 this weekend in the Red and Blue Classic baseball tournament in Springfield.
After dropping their opener to Kearney 11-6 on Friday, the Tigers bounced back to beat Parkview 12-1 in six innings.
On Saturday, state-ranked Rogers (Ark.) Heritage beat the Tigers 9-2, and they ended tournament play with a 9-8 win over Hillcrest.
After hosting Clinton today in their home opener, the Tigers (4-2) will compete in the Black Pool in the 15-team West Central Missouri Baseball Tournament that starts Wednesday at Liberty Park Stadium and Warrensburg’s high school field. Games will also be played at Crane Stadium on the Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg.
All four of the Tigers’ games will be at Liberty Park. They open against Raymore-Peculiar at 5 p.m. Wednesday, will face the White Pool’s Harrisonville at 5 p.m. Thursday and will play two on Friday against Lafayette at 5 p.m. and Marshall at 7:30 p.m.
Boonville and Fox will join Harrisonville in the White Pool. Blue Springs South, Ozark, Rock Bridge and Rockwood Summit make up the Gold Pool. The Red Pool comprises Holden, Oak Grove, Pleasant Hill and Warrensburg.
Each pool will crown a champion. No overall championship will be determined.
TRACK AND FIELD
Central Methodist Relays
Smithton’s Issac Calvert won a pair of events at the Fayette Relays track and field meet Friday in Fayette.
Calvert won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 58.9 seconds. He also won the 3200 in 10:35.97.
Jacob Ollison took sixth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 20.53 seconds.
The Cole Camp Bluebirds brought home five first-place medals Friday from the Russellville Invitational track and field meet.
Ramon Jamerson won the 100-meter dash in 11.62 seconds and won the 200 in 23.73.
The Bluebirds won the boys 4x100 in 46.38 and the 4x200 in 1 minute, 36.73 seconds.
Kaleena Logan won the girls triple jump with an effort of 35 feet, 9 inches.
For Stover, Jordan French won the boys 400 in 56.45.
Kaitlin Hagerman, of Tipton, won the 100 in 13.95.
Here are other local athletes who placed in the top five:
Drew Harms was second in the 100 in 11.95 and in the 200 in 24.44.
Mark Cooper was fifth in the 1600 in 5:05.56 and fifth in the 3200 in 11:13.16.
The Bluebirds were fifth in the 4x400 in 4:04.62.
Tanner Harding was second in the high jump (5-9).
Darryn Frain was fifth in the long jump (18-3).
Koby Knievel was fifth in the shot put (36-6).
Alex Haag was fourth in the high jump (5-8).
Michael Romano was third in the 100 in 12.36.
The Cardinals were third in the 4x100 (49.93) and 4x200 (1:46.13).
Meagan Hare was third in the 100 in 18.3.
The Lady Bluebirds were fifth in the 4x400 in 4:43.98.
Maddi Cook was second in the high jump (4-10).
Kaleena Logan was second in the long jump (15-0) and was third in the high jump (4-10).
Carley Nolting was second in the shot put (33-10 3/4).
Hailey Koechner was third in the shot put (30-0).
The Cardinals were third in the 4x100 (56.56) and in the 4x200 (1:59.01).
Reese Wood was fourth in the 200 in 31.18.
McKenzie Higgins was fifth in the triple jump (27-11).
Jessica Bishop was sixth in the high jump (4-4).